Amazon.com is going to release a version of Kindle for Google’s Android OS this summer. The free application will give customers access to e-books from the online retailer’s collection, giving smartphones many of the features of the Kindle e-reader.
It is being designed to work with the dedicated Kindle e-reader, automatically synchronizing the user’s books and bookmarks so they always have their reading material with them and can pick up reading where they left off.
Unlike the Kindle e-reader, which has a monochrome display, the Android OS version will let users read books in full color, including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books, textbooks and graphic novels.
There is also a version of the app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as well as smartphones running the BlackBerry OS.